Does the name Dounia ring a bell?
Show me someone who is absolutely gorgeous, is a body positive advocate, socially woke, writes mad rhymes and produces some of the best beats, and manages to be funny all at the same time. Can’t come up with anybody? We sure can. Enter Dounia.
The Morocco and Queens, New York raised artist has been at her music since she was 17, all the while navigating high school, chasing her dreams, and making her thoughts heard in more ways than one.
Dazed proclaims the proud Muslimah one of the coolest teenagers they’ve ever met, and her first single East Coast Hiding, released last year with her album Intro To, will make you realize why.
Her sound is calm, but her lyrics speak of her frustrations, the challenges she and her family faced growing up, and even her take on romance in modern times.
“Dounia’s confidence, no bullshit attitude comes through even in the rolling, dulcet tones of her music,” writes Dazed.
And didn’t we mention her fire personality?
😂 not 2 be a nerd but shyne music vid played on MTV today N I made that wit my own two hands on a final cut pro trial 🙂 Gagged N Grateful . Don’t await any resource to try N share ur art. Use ur voice memos , iMovie on ur iPhone , whatever. I’ll also be buying a fire camera and helping fire underground artists create free visuals soon ~
Literally. Also Posting before and after of ppls surgeries under the guise of it being complimentary is mad Phake https://t.co/bqdVvUT64V
— dune -Ya (ya ya ) (@dounia) May 23, 2018
— dune -Ya (ya ya ) (@dounia) May 22, 2018
You can listen to East Coast Hiding, and more sultry, head-bopping beats from Dounia on Spotify, cop her gear here, and watch out for her music videos, which she shoots and edits herself.